Posted on: February 6, 2017

Feb 6, 2017 - Announcing Harold K. Bengsch award honoring leadership in public health collaboration

Photo of Harold K. Bengsch. Text to the left of photo reads--nominations open for the 2017 Harold K. Bengsch Award.

Perhaps no single individual has had a greater impact on public health in Greene County than Harold K. Bengsch. 

Bengsch worked for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for 45 years, serving as director for 20 years, before retiring in 2004...

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Online nomination form
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2017

WIC Nutrition

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received word that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for a...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016 - On Behalf of the Springfield Flu Coalition: No-Cost Flu Clinics for Uninsured Adults

Woman sick with the flu

Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine.

Starting Wednesday, uninsured adults can get flu vaccine from The Springfield Flu Coalition—a longstanding partnership between...Read on...

More information about the flu in Greene County
Posted on: July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 - Back-To-School Immunization Clinics Begin Soon

Child getting immunization shot in upper arm

It may seem early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2016-17 school year.

Recent changes have been made to Meningitis vaccination requirements. Every child...Read on...

More immunization information
Posted on: June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016 - FDA recalls select Gold Medal Flour due to possible E. coli contamination

FDA Flour Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of General Mills’ Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens flours as a result of a potential link to a multistate outbreak of E. Coli.

Click here to see which products are affected.
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016 - Greene County signs budget to eliminate additional vaccine charge

Greene County Missouri Budget Signing - Kevin Gipson speaking for SGCHD

The signing of the 2016 Greene County budget today marked the elimination of an out-of-city vaccine fee Greene County residents have had to pay for immunizations.

Since mid-2012, Greene County residents living outside of the city limits of Springfield...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - Tips for Health and Safety After Flooding


The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding.

Floodwater can contain contaminants and unseen hazards. Caution should be exercised with anything touc...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Sept 14, 2015 - Health Department to present new ordinances promoting responsible pet ownership



The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be presenting big changes to how Animal Control deals with a variety of animal issues, including aggressive, biting and nuisance dogs, tonight at Springfield’s City Council meet...Read on...

View video about ordinance changes.
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Aug 18, 2015 - Health Department announces new assistant director

Katie Towns-Jeter


The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family.

Towns-Jeter will return as an assistant director for the department, a title she will share with current Assist...Read on...

Download Katie Towns-Jeter headshot.
Posted on: July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 - Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

Ozarks Health Commission


A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.
And now they need your help.

Unde...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 - Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted



The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted.

In November, Sp...Read on...